Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) posted the notice regarding order imposed by the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) against it for violating the national data privacy regulations in the country.
Last January, the CNIL found that the search engine giant’s confidentiality rules it implemented since March 2012 failed to comply with some of the provisions of the country’s “Informatique et Libertés” law and the European legal framework on data privacy.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) combined into a single policy all all of its privacy policies for sixty services including YouTube, Gmail, Google Drives, Google Maps, among others in 2012, which affected majority of its users in the country.
The CNIL indicated said search engine giant failed to properly inform its users in France regarding the conditions and purposes of collecting processing their personal data.
The French regulators emphasized that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) failed to obtain proper consent from users before using cookies on their website to collect and process their personal information. The search engine giant also failed to set retention periods for all the data.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) recently reached an agreement with the European Commission (EC) to settle the antitrust complaint filed against it y its rivals in the technology industry. According to EC Commissioner Joaquin Almunia, the latest concessions of the search engine giant addressed its concerns regarding competition. The company guaranteed the comparable presentation of its services and the services of its rivals on its search page.
Almunia said, “Google has finally accepted to guarantee that whenever it promotes its own specialized search services on its page, the services of rivals will also be displayed in a comparable way.”